Author Ellis Cose Keynote for Affirmative Action Day, 2/15

Montclair State University
President's Commission on Affirmative Action (PCAA)

Affirmative Action Day
February 15

"Affirmative Action:
From the Classroom to the Boardroom"
Keynote address by Ellis Cose, author of Rage of a Privileged Class

Ellis Cose will cap the day's events surrounding Affirmative Action Day at Montclair State University, Wednesday, February 15, 2006, with a keynote address in The Alexander Kasser Theater. This year's theme “Affirmative Action: From the Classroom to the Boardroom,” will focus on how diversity experienced in the academic setting can migrate to the workplace, as students become employees and employers.

Cose is an author, columnist and contributing editor (since 1993) for Newsweek magazine and former chairman of the editorial board and editorial page editor of The New York Daily News. Author of a number of NY Times best selling books such as Bone to Pick, The Envy of the World, Rage of a Privileged Class, Color-Blind, and Beyond Brown V. Board: The Final Battle for Excellence in American Education, Cose focuses on issues of national and international concern regarding race.

Schedule of Events: (All events are open to the campus community and the public)

Noon – Flag Raising Outside Student Center

Noon - 2 p.m. – Lunch with PCAA constituencies and MSU affiliates Student Center Ballrooms

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Keynote by Ellis Cose Alexander Kasser Theater.

3:30 – 5 p.m. – Book signing Opportunity to purchase Mr. Cose's books The Rage of a Privileged Class. or Color-Blind and have it signed by the author. Refreshments will be served.

Affirmative Action Day is co-sponsored by: Office of the President, College of Education and Human Services (CEHS), College, Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), College Science and Mathematics (CSAM) Education and Community Outreach, School of the Arts, Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF), Dean of Students, The Graduate School, Harry A. Sprague Library, Health Careers Program, Health Services, Human Resources, Upward Bound Program, Women's Center, Women's Studies, and the Constituencies of the PCAA.